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Ramses Sunrise Feb 2020 - 10 day tour
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Mixed Groups | Age range: 18-70

10 Days / 9 Nights Trip to Egypt

Ramses Sunrise Feb 2020 - 10 day tour

Get ready for a binge of fun and adventure featuring ancient pyramids, mummies and pharaohs.
Join an adventurous group of travellers on a journey that fires the imagination and draws you back in time, as you explore iconic places such as the Great Pyramid and the Valley Of The Kings, walking in the steps of legendary pharaohs and the subjects they ruled.

You’ll also shop in local bazaars, eat traditional dishes, and mingle with locals, getting a glimpse of modern Egypt along the way, and enjoying the camaraderie of your new friends throughout.
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  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,088
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    On The Go Tours
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Abu Simbel : Larger than life
Highlight #1
Abu Simbel : Larger than life
With colossal statues of Ramses II, massive pillars down the entrance chamber and walls covered entirely in hieroglyphics, Abu Simbel leaves you feeling tiny and awed.
Go hot air ballooning in Luxor!
Highlight #2
Go hot air ballooning in Luxor!
Climb into the basket and floating upwards, take in an unbeatable birds-eye view of temples and the glittering Nile far below.
Temples and treasures
Highlight #3
Temples and treasures
Visit ancient temples, try to decipher hieroglyphics, gaze into the eyes of King Tut's golden mask, and much more.
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Highlight #4
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Sure, you’ve seen the photos as a child and dreamt of visiting for years – but you’ll still pinch yourself when you finally see them in real life.
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Itinerary

Cairo

Saturday 15 February 2020. Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Upon arrival at Cairo airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your own leisure. The rest of the day is free to relax or those arriving early can opt to pre book our optional Backstreets of Cairo tour which departs the hotel at 10am today. 

Pyramids of Giza & Saqqara

Cairo - Luxor. Today we visit the legendary pyramids and the iconic Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction. Leaving the pyramids behind, we visit a government supervised papyrus emporium where you can buy genuine papyrus at quite reasonable prices. 

 Continuing to the necropolis of Saqqara, we can explore the myriad tombs and temples at this site and see Zhoser’s step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC. 

 This evening we board an overnight sleeper cabin train, travelling south to Luxor with a light dinner included.

Luxor - Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Nile Cruiser. Arriving into Luxor early this morning we embark on a guided tour of the West Bank, home to the legendary Valley of the Kings. The massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we see here before continuing into the vast necropolis the region is famed for. We also pay a visit to the colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut before returning to Luxor for check-in on our Nile 5 star cruiser. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on board and time to relax until our early evening visit to the Temple of Luxor. Beautifully illuminated against the night sky, this after dark experience offers a different perspective of ancient Egypt's incredible temples. 

Karnak Temple & Nile Cruising

Nile Cruiser. Today we head to the magnificent Temple of Karnak. More than a temple, Karnak is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons, statuettes and obelisks. Built on a grand scale, Karnak is probably Egypt’s finest ancient temple. Later in the afternoon we begin our cruise down the Nile to Esna for a stop at the Temple of Horus at Edfu.

Karnak Temple & Nile Cruising

The following day we visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, a unique riverside temple. What is unusual about Kom Ombo, is that everything architecturally is doubled and perfectly symmetrical along the main axis of the temple including twin halls, courts, colonnades, sanctuaries and entrances. This evening we arrive in Aswan, a prosperous town at the crossroads of the ancient caravan routes.

Philae Temple & Aswan High Dam

Today we enjoy a leisurely boat trip to picturesque Agilika Island where we have a guided tour of Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. We will also visit the Aswan High Dam and this evening is free for you to further explore Aswan independently.

Day at leisure in Aswan

Aswan - Abu Simbel. Disembark our cruiser and check into our hotel. Today is at leisure to independently explore Aswan, we recommend you head to the colourful local souq (market) for a little bargain hunting or enjoy a tea of coffee and watch the sellers go about the business of hocking their wares. The market offers an extensive array of cotton products, spices, wooden and copper ornaments, alabaster statues and beaded jewellery. 

In the early hours of the morning we take a bus trip south to the Temples of Abu Simbel, arriving well before sunrise. Here we await the first rays of sunlight, signifying the start of the Sun Festival of the mighty King Ramses II.

Abu Simbel Sun Festival

SUN FESTIVAL – TEMPLE OF KING RAMSES II – ABU SIMBEL Friday 22 February. Abu Simbel – Aswan - Cairo. Twice a year an incredible phenomenon occurs at the awe-inspiring temples of Abu Simbel, in an event that has become known as the Sun Festival of King Ramses II.
After watching this incredible event unfold we return to Aswan where we'll have a little time on our hands as we await the earliest flight to Cairo. Arriving to our hotel in Cairo we enjoy a well earned rest.

Egyptian Museum

This morning we will embark on a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. A mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of ancient Egyptian history are housed in the museum, making it one of the foremost in the world. Arguably the most famous exhibit is the solid gold funerary mask of King Tutankhamun. Opt to see also the Royal Mummies, if you wish. 

 The remainder of today is free for you to enjoy the hotel facilities or explore Cairo independently. Perhaps head to Khan el-Khalili bazaar and pick up a few souvenirs or join our optional Cairo city tour which is available to book locally.

Cairo

Monday 24 February 2020. Today our holiday concludes. Hotel check out and included transfer to the airport. 

Inclusions

 Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

 1 overnight night bus (3.5 hrs) with 4 star hotel before hand to freshen up and rest

 Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 11

 Guided visit to Abu Simbel at sunrise for the Sun Festival of King Ramses II including Abu Simbel and Sun Festival entrance fee

 All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

 6 nights 4 - 5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck). If booking our Nile Cruise Upgrade, 4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels and 3 nights Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)

 2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)

 Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan and Luxor 

 Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

Not Included

 International flights and visa 

 Entrance Fees: USD$80–100pp, paid in local currency 

 Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

  Tipping Kitty: USD$50-70pp, paid in local currency 

 Additional 5% GST

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15 Feb 2021

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